Cam went to the zoo yesterday with his school and I was chatting with him about it last night when I realized… 3rd year of school (TK, Kinder, and now 1st) and this is the very first field trip!
I remember field trip days being something to really look forward to and not just for the destination. It was exciting to break routine, have a different lunch, ride on a loud and crazy bus and just not be at school doing the typical things, so it made me sad he hasn’t had any of them.
If you ask Joe, he would say it wasn’t all that fun… but that’s because he was chaperone in charge of five 6-7 year olds. That’s not a job I would want either. He said one kid set the pace and just kept running to the next exhibit so he had to wrangle the 4 others and just keep jogging around the zoo.
However, to the 6-7 year olds, I can confirm, it was a great time. When I asked Cam to tell me about the zoo, he gave me every last detail so much so that I felt like I was there. He talked about the sculpture outside, the reptile exhibit to the left, the 6′ Komodo dragon he wishes he could have, the monkeys that were all hiding, the microscope that let them inspect hair and feathers and what not…
Here he is demonstrating the lion sculpture at the entrance of the zoo. He nailed it.
Some of my favorite moments with Cam are when is so impressed and interested in something that he feels compelled to tell me about it in hyper detail, so I was feeling grateful last night to have field trips back on the calendar for my little ones.